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, cbs 5. >>> the southern california grandmother, almost missed her chance to cash in on a multi- million dollar lottery ticket. cbs 5 reporter, sharon chin, explains how this woman finally realized she was sitting on a gold mine and just in the nick of time. >> reporter: with tears in her eyes, julie arrived at the lottery office with her family to claim her $23 million super lotto plus winnings. >> once in a while i will hit the floor on my knees and scream. >> reporter: the 69-year-old disabled widow almost missed out on the super prize. >> i was like oh my god, that is me. >> reporter: and the california lottery put out this photo this week when no one claimed the prize that was about to expire. and in the photo is her daughter. >> i was just like oh my gosh. i just started screaming. screaming. >> reporter: the victorville family stopped at michael's market and liquor in palm dale last may, but not to buy a ticket. >> i got car sick and i said i need to grab some water and we did and she was like get me a lottery ticket and i was like no, no, no, i'm just getting. and she is
the death penalty in california. kron4's dan kerman is here in dan how are california leading? >> at this point the poll finds a majority of californians are in favor of repealing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. and while this is a reverse from poll numbers back in september the number of those expected to vote yes is a big enough for proportion 34 to pass. let's take a look at the numbers. the latest field poll of serving people at the end of october indicates 45 percent will vote yes, 30 percent felt no and 70 percent remained undecided. that is a significant change from early september when yes voters trilled spells opposed by 45 to the amount of 42%. >> usually when they learn more which is unique id is moving the other way. they are learning more about the initiative. and they could at most likely vote yes. >> 45 could not be enough. however, it will perhaps come down to the 70% of undecided. >> you talk about this measure is growing to have any indication about why the polls indicate that? >> it seems to be becaus
. the california woman who lost the ticket in her car for months. now, she's coming forward to claim a $23 million jackpot, just in the nick of time. abc's nick watt has the story. >> reporter: these security camera photos show the $23 million winner leaving the store after she bought her ticket back in may. >> i remember, the lady walked in. she bought a bottle of water. she walked out. as soon as she got to the door, her mom called out, just buy a lottery ticket. >> reporter: lottery officials were hoping, praying someone would recognize her before it was too late. the mystery winner bought just one ticket. it cost her a single dollar. but if you don't claim your winnings within six months, the cash goes to the california school system. she had only until november 30th to come forward. local tv stations and newspapers were all over the tale of the mystery millionaire. then, late yesterday, a break. the woman's daughter spotted her mother on tv. mum had no idea she was the winner. cue a frantic search of her car for the five-month-old scrap of paper. and she found it. in 2010, $17.5 million went
burned to the ground and others flooded. >> things like this happened in missouri and in california and they don't happen here . this is -- it is terrible. >> gretchen: amazingly no one was killed or seriously hurt. a train goes up in flames in louisville, kentucky . they were trying to separate two rail cars that derailed. it was carries husband dus material. hobby lobby, a christian owned business will argue about employers having to cover insurance cost for the morning after pill . the hearing is expected to begin at 10 : 30 this morning. long-time senator bob men edez. daily caller reporting that while he was in dominican republic. that he used two prostitutes. they recognized him later as the septemberor. he is up for reelection on tuesday. his spokesman said we refuse to respond to a false accusation. mr. 1: that is quite a story. exercise your second amendment right and you would pay the price. one county one step closer to taxing gun owners for health care costs. >> the president's david axelrod betting his own mustache on a win in minnesota. he might not want to see the pol
to provide emergency medical care nearly 2,000 utility workers own their way from as far as california and texas. obama offered additional military assistance including a navy ship. >> yeah new jersey had one of those. >> we have enough of those. >> stephanie: and transport planes, and he had a 15-minute rule meaning every call to the white house by a mayor or firefighter would be returned within 15 minutes. >> stephanie: compare that with mitt romney when he was out of town and nobody could find him. again, you can't respond that quickly just -- >> nope. >> stephanie: you know. okay. and i'm trying -- i couldn't reach roland this morning, did i hear that power may be back on today or tomorrow. >> yeah in manhattan. they are having a lot of problems with statton island. but it has just beening kind of wiped out. >> stephanie: yeah. the president said we are here for you. we will not forget. that's what george bush said in the plane flying over katrina. >> there's a lot of water down there. >> stephanie: there's no small amount of rumbling on the right. some republic
was her suitor, named george romney, who kept coming out to california to pursue her. and so she gave up a lucrative contract to follow him back home. at a detroit prep school, their youngest son mitt was a jokester, a member of the pep club. at liberal berkeley university, he made headlines for protesting against the people who were sitting in against the vietnam war. but romney deferred military service to fulfill his mormon duty and served as a missionary in france. and while he was away, it was his father who guided the love of his son's life, ann davies, in her conversion into the church. >> she's done the most important task in our family, by far, which is that she took primary responsibility for raising five extraordinary sons. >> reporter: their devotion to their faith so strong, in 1981, romney told a fellow bain executive, he was planning to give nearly half of his salary to the church. in an earlier interview, i was curious about the fact he doesn't drink caffeine. >> the church says no coffee or tea, it doesn't literally say caffeine. >> reporter: it doesn't? >> yeah. i try a
from california, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, and david winston, republican strategist. welcome, david and ellen, it seems from all accounts, that it's very, very unlikely that the house is going to change hands, the senate is still in play. but there are a lot of interesting races out there. david, first of all, right now mitt romney around virginia with george alan at his side, a close race with tim kaine, two former governors running against each other and george alan running for his former senate seat. we're hearing it is tim kaine marginally ahead but close to 50/50 race. >> this is a close race. this fizz republicans are going to pick up majority one of the key states where the opportunity lies having said that, when you've soon a lot of the survey, surveys seem to have it even or slight edge to governor kaine. one of the problems that we're all trying to work through here is, so what is this electorate going to look like? in virginia an interesting mix of different types of voters and in terms of independents, african-americans that
. >>> and today is the second day of a strike against raley's grocery stores in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off early yesterday. the issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working on sundays, and proposed pay freeze. they will be out on the picket lines today. >>> got your traffic and weather and a weather forecast i think you're going to love right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. let's get a check of the east bay. northbound able to eight backup past the oakland coliseum on 880. an earlier crash, 34 minutes between 238 and the maze. northbound 880 approaching bird accident blocking a lane. so these are your drive times for the south bay. 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway, all in the red. quick look at the san mateo bridge. they just cleared an accident before the toll plaza. and a little slow and go heading out on westbound 92 towards the high-rise. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area now. what a day it's going to be likely going to see a lot of record
into this? we'll visit the california >>> on election day some voters in los angeles will have to choose between two long time congressmen. as john blackstone reports their campaign is one of the most bitter and expensive in the country even though the candidates have a lot in common. >> reporter: as the election closes in brad sherman and howard berman know its time to close the deal with voters. from their names to their receding hair lines they appear so similar voters may have a hard time telling them apart. >> they have rhyming names, they are both jewish. >> reporter: jonah lowenfeld writes for the jewish journal. >> they are both liberal and their voting records are similar. >> reporter: they are both lawyers. ucla alums, family man, but above all they are both democrats. battling against each other by california's new top two primary system and redistricting. >> after redistricting wasn't there some way you guys could work this out? >> we each had a great idea what the other guy should do but the other guy didn't listen. >> the 30th congressional district isn't big enough for bot
across america. >> california, a small crew outside san diego training in a method called barehanding. >> they are learning to energize themselves at the same voltage so they can work on the lines. >> they swear special suits that spread the voltage around their bodies. they say it's safe and allows workers to repair lines more. in tennessee a road collapsed," the rubble crushing cars parked nearby. city officials said the building had been empty for years and it's contractor said he couldn't afford to maintain it. nobody hurt. >>> south carolina. police say somebody stole an s.u.v., crashed it through the front of a north charleston pawnshop and made off with a small arsenal. the storeowner said at least nine guns are missing from display cases. cops still look for the driver of that stolen vehicle. >>> washington. heavy rains west of seattle have caused flooding, mudslides and power outages, but at least one dog with an apparent taste for fish seems happy about it when a river overflowed and the fish started swimming across the highway, the pup took advantage. that's a fox watch. >>
was a millionaire for months without even knowing it. winning a $23 million california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun, but slightly more delicious, as long as it survives being shot out of the canon part. >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger zee is here. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchill in philadelphia, 38. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. before we get there, we have to get through the afternoon. philadelphia will get to 50 for a high. back here, some rain/snow mix. it will be blu
are in the hospital after two separate shootings in california. the first shooting at a halloween party at the university of southern california. four people were taken to the hospital. one of them in critical condition. two people are in custody. the second shooting happened in hollywood. three people were hurt after someone fired shots into the crowd. one person is in critical condition. tlae people have been arrested. >>> overnight, we learned that charges will be filed against graham spanier today. the "pittsburg post-gazette" reports he's being charged with obstruction of justice. last month, sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. >>> police are investigating an armed robbery just off the campus of the university of maryland. this happened in the 7300 block of baltimore avenue just after 2:00 this morning, right in the downtown college park area near the college park shopping center. police did alert students about this robbery. there is still a search going on for suspects. >>> right now, federal agents from as far away as ohio and indiana are looking for the man who
'll learn the identify of california's newest millionaire. the name of a woman will be revealed who lost a $23 million ticket in may. a newspaper published this photograph from a surveillance camera. this picture showing her buying the winning ticket. that ticket was in a glove compartment the entire time. the jackpot set to expire in three weeks. just in time. >>> actor george clooney is a distant relative -- a really distant relative to president abraham lincoln. according to, clooney is the half first cousin five times removed from president kiln clincoln. just before steven spielberg's new movie hits theaters, announced the release. >> you and i could be half cousins five times removed to lincoln and washington. >> do you see a resemblance here? >> you know -- >> if you look at the lips. >> stop! >> half cousin. >> clooney and tom hanks are also related. >> and president obama is related to brad pitt too, that's another story. >>> one florida woman proves are you never too old to do anything, including vote. for the first time in her life, 99-year-old rosie
? >> let's go. >> let's go. let's play. [dramatic musical flourish] [applause] california's mariposa county got its name from spanish explorers who discovered huge numbers of what creatures there? >> mariposa county... i have no idea what that may mean in spanish, so i am going... god, mariposa county, huh? "huge numbers of what creatures there"? yeah, i'm gonna... i'm gonna bat away the question. >> okay, batting away the question. it's now out of play. let us see the correct answer. butterflies is the correct answer. mariposa is spanish for butterfly. now let's see how much money you batted away. ooh. [audience groaning] ouch. >> all right, that's all right. >> okay. all right, well, that money is gone now. you batted it away. but because of that, listen. you're 1 question closer to the million, now just 7 away. and you still have one lifeline left. "wealthy woman" is the category. called "the youngest self-made female billionaire in history" by forbes, sara blakely made a fortune after creating what company? >> [clears throat] i think, you know, i might be wearing something like that. [l
stay with us. madeleine in thousand oaks, california, republican. caller: i am the wye fire the teacher. i feel i am an independent republican. -- i am the wife of a teacher. in california we feel we have too many administrators. the teachers need time to get further education and that should be demanded. there are teachers who should not be there. but there are parents who are very aggressive who come to school and have come on the playground and have hit the teachers. the teachers have insurance if something happens. one student came to school with her mother is underpants. it's not only the military that get tempted, but teachers get tempted also. host: we have a line set aside for educators this morning. we want to hear from them as well as we continue this discussion on how you would fix your school system. yesterday in washington recovered an event with florida governor jeb bush. he has an education foundation that heh startedthate held its fifth annual summit in washington, gathering policy experts, the likes of condoleezza rice and other folks were here talking about how we can
looks really pretty from sandy. that's from the smokey mountains. then sunset in california. a beautiful one. from carlsbad. >>> the king of beers. budweiser temporarily turning off its brewing. >> that putting something else in the can, abc's john muller is on the story. >> good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero brew h20 instead of brew. heading to the new york/new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: they have been converting beer lines to water lines for disaster relief dating back to the san francisco earthquake of 1906. >> lot of people don't have opportunities to help. we look at this an opportunity to help. >> reporter: anheuser busch by no means alone. victoria secret generated attention loaning their generators to the national guard during the storm. for all of the corporations
of the northeast, it's now a recovery mission. and yesterday california military planes were loaded with utility vehicles ready to be shipped into new york. an army of some 50,000 utility workers from across the country, even canada, being deployed to the region to help in the massive project to restore power which will take weeks. three navy warships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort. in new jersey, military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in the hardest-hit communities still remain without power. now, the good news does trickle out slowly. today amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those
the non- battleground states. we will go to california, on our line for republicans, helen, you are on. caller: good morning. i am a first-time caller. please do not cut me off. host: go ahead. caller: i will be so glad when this election is over. i was raised a republican. my whole entire life, never voted anything but republican. but i tell you what, anyone -- i switched this year, i was born to go independent, but i am going to go for barack obama. anyone that will vote for mitt romney has to be a 100% raist, or have a severe -- a 100% racist or have a severe mental problem. host: are you glad you are not subject to all of the presidential ads and mailings coming and to folks in ohio? caller: i am so glad. and i watched c-span, and the comments that i hear from the people, it is so sad. why do they hate this black president? and one thing i want to make clear. i am not voting for obama because we are black. host: we lost you there. i want to point to the columbus dispatch. the headline is -- mailings a nuisance for ohioans. those of any swing states are saying it every day, calling
california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >>> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun at sporting events. but the stuff inside, slightly more delicious, as long as it survives the being shot out of the canon part. that's coming up on "pop news." >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger is here with a look at what we can expect the next few days. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. we did have a hotel room. but either way, it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchills in philadelphia, 38. 41, washington, d.c. new york, 37. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. i'll show you tha
. >> work crews from all over the country are pouring into the areas hard hit by sandy. southern california, edison, packed up its equipment and hundreds of personnel for duty in new york and new jersey. >> if you can imagine the devastation that is in new york, what we are doing is they're asking us to send literally self-contained work groups. >> of course the need for utility crews is huge. about 6 million homes and businesses are still without power. and i love to hear about those -- not affected, coming in, and helping those that need the help. >> absolutely. >> so badly. >> you can't look at this and not feel, not get your heart strings pulled. you can't. something uplifting here. a great story in fact involving one of new york's famous steakhouses, old homestead in lower manhattan. instead of letting the steaks and good meat go bad because the power is out. they decided to sell it at cut rate prices. >> yes, they moved the kitchen out on to the sidewalk. and charged passer-byes, $10 for a steak that goes for $47 on the menu. >> ooh, that's a deal! >> dessert were offered at greatly r
of the hospital, taken away in an ambulance. driving the ambulance was a worker that came from california to help out during the storm. when they said they were headed to mt. sinai hospital, he said, how do you get there? and while navigating the streets, part of a tree came crashing down on the ambulance. they got there, and 40 minutes later, baby micah was born. so, how is micah? >> oh, he's beautiful. he's awesome. >> reporter: there are so many families like them, touched by the kindness, the bravery of others. >> there's no words i have to thank them for what they did for us. >> reporter: this mom and dad and their baby, just six hours old, were also carried out of that darkened hospital. >> pretty amazing. saw them just dripping with sweat and carrying women that couldn't walk down the stairs. >> reporter: you were the welcoming committee. >> that's right. >> reporter: this was the team waiting at lenox hill hospital, taking in patients. >> there's no practice for this, never. >> reporter: no practice, but perseverance and pride in what they were doing in those dark hours. happy ending, rig
. power companies from virginia to california have sent equipment and workers to help. >> all this food is being thrown out. >> reporter: the cavalry will arrive a bit too late to save paul nick kapblg's inventory at his restaurant overlooking new york harbor. a six figure loss. you don't seem too upset by this. >> listen, you wrap your wounds, you heal, and you go on. >> reporter: if the power does come back, paul nicaj says he will cater wedding reception at his restaurant tomorrow, scott, for 150 guests. >> pelley: no power means no gasoline as hundreds of gas jerions in new jersey and long island are in the dark. seth doane is in oceanside, new york, where fuel and patience are running out. >> hey! you're not cutting in here. bull (bleep), don't give me that bull (bleep), i've been waiting here four hours! >> reporter: on long island, gas lines are long. >> i was on line. i was on (bleep)ing line and somebody had to pull out of their driveway. h don't tell me. >> reporter: the line leading to the hess station in rockville center stretched for a mile. steven petricone waited for eigh
party on the university of southern california campus. four people were wounded and two people have been detained. officials shut down the campus and urged students to stay indoo indoors. hours later they gave the all clear. >>> philadelphia enquirer reports jerry sandusky has been transferred to the maximum security prison that houses most of pennsylvania's death row inmates. former penn state football coach is serving a 30-year sentence for child molestation. >>> major step toward personalized medicine. researchers say they have >>> if you are just getting up we have some cloudy skies, the rain continues to fall in parts of the bay area. as you head toward the south bay, it is very gloomy early on. the showers continuing in that direction. hi-def doppler is picking up the rainfall this morning. it is shifted further to the south early on. but i think as we head toward the afternoon things will taper off. still seeing good cells towards san jose and along 85 and 101. watch out for very slick roads. temperatures by the afternoon in the 60s and 70s. dry weather for the weekend. >>> >> ann
.m. and then 1:00 a.m., we'll have california, hawaii, idaho, oregon, washington, and then the last poll closing in alaska. unless this is a very strange night, those races will be interesting for governors races and senate and house races and state issues, but not necessarily for the presidency. unless things go very, very differently than expected to go. this is how your election viewing is going to unfold hour by hour on tuesday night. if you just exclude the states for the presidential race where everybody pretty much knows exactly how it's going to go and just the states where there is some question as to what's going to happen, here is a clip and save thing for you about these states. the battlegrounds. all right? states that you know are going to be important and everybody thinks they're going to be close. these are the states everybody is going to be watching on tuesday night. each of these states, as you know, has a top elections official. and each of these states has a top elections official who is a partisan. who is either a democrat or a republican. and in a democracy, that should me
this is the three states with the worst unemployment levels, california, nevada and new jersey are solidly democratic. the whole republican argument that this administration has made things worse clearly is not working in those states where things are, in fact, the worst. in other states like nebraska, kansas, north dakota where there's extremely low employment because of shale gas and agriculture, republicans are winning. it's an interesting dynamic in the election in that respect. the real challenge for any new administrati administration, whether it's president obama or governor romney, is we treat it as a national problem and we have huge varieties between states and education levels and gender. >> let's talk about the psyc psychology of it. are people looking at the numbers and measures how they feel? whatever the case, they're measures how they feel at their home right now. >> absolutely. it's a good media story to talk about the number that changes month to month. oh, my god the unemployment rate is 7.9%. do i have a job that pays enough? do i have several part-time jobs? will i fin
is going to help them. in california here we deal with earthquakes. where i'm front in texas we dealt with tornadoes. people in florida deal with hurricanes. new york does not. to get federal help from experts who know how to deal with this issue instead of within the state who may not understand what they need to do. that's important. that's why we work together. >> we have a clip from the five. there has never been a point that well-made. >> look, when push comes to shove, to answer the question in what rome would do, romney would do, chris christie, i don't want federal money. i would punch them in the money before i take federal money. now after the storm, federal money, i'm begging you we need the federal money. >> if you go in surgery you get your toe chopped off and then you're somebody who hates malpractice lawyers. but what happens the doctor chops your toe off oh, i malpractice. when you need the federal government, it's there. >> i like cenk's chris christie choicevoice for the guy who gets his toe chopped off. >> it's like a self self-fulfilling prophecy. they have got to
out the stops. and we have live team coverage for you this morning, phil keating is down in california, and we start with mike tobin in columbus, ohio, many still say voters there, mike, will decide of course, who actually wins this election and how it comes back to ohio. >> right. >> certainly does, that's why you have the candidates making the mad final dash in the buckeye state and both of them and the first lady made appearances yesterday. the obama campaign goes into the home stretch enjoying a significant lead in early voting returns, but the romney campaign says it's not as significant as the lead he held over john mccain in this same time frame. they believe they can make up the difference on election day, so, you have both sides going into the home stretch here extremely energized, the ground game, microtargeting of voters, personal contact is unlike anything you've seen in previous campaigns, we caught up with the group, americans for prosperity as they were mobilizing en masse and heading out into the neighborhoods. generally what you see with all of these door knock efforts
to this woman in california, who was driving around for five months with a ticket worth 23 million bucks. >> you can't make this up. it took an all-out search to find her. now that she's rich, what will she do with all that money? here's abc's nick watt. >> it's me. >> reporter: there she is. a millionaire who oh, so nearly missed out on a fortune. 69-year-old julily julie cervera flanked by beaming kids and grandkids. >> they just shut my cable off. and my electricity bill is 600 bucks. i'm just so happy. going to buy me a pair of reeboks. >> reporter: that's her daughter who bought her the winning ticket. the mystery woman in those famous photos released by lotto officials, searching for their winner. flashing them all over the local news. >> she purchased a winning ticket for the may 30th drawing. >> and i thought she robbed a bank. >> she deserves it. as you can see, she loves us. and if anyone deserves it, it's her. she takes care of us. >> my son passed away by a drunk driver. and i just wish i didn't have this money and i could have him. you know? so, that's like the hardest thing. but i
of you had to get out your generators this week. now a california company is recalling generators sold at costco stores. champion power equipment is recalling more than 8,500 generators because a fuel leak could lead to fire. so far eight fires have been reported. the generators were sold at costco from december 2011 through this past july. for model numbers and more information go to and search generator recall. >>> hyundai and kia are accused of overstating the gas mileage on 13 of their vehicles. an audit by the environmental protection agency found mileage inflated by between one to six miles. the epa ordered the companies to chait window stickers on their cars to show the correct mileage. the discrepancies involve vehicles from model years 2011 through 2013. the automaker has apologized for what they call a procedural error. they say they will reimburse customers for the difference in the mileage. >>> when we come right back on news 4 at 4:00, space shuttle on the move. its final voyage may be short, but it's taking a lot of manpower and coordination. >>> and if
. the housing market in major areas in the united states, the california coast or new york city, is still off 20 or 25% from three or four years ago. friday is a very important number. for this president. >> do you think that it will be that fixated on a? or is there impression or reform regardless of what the number is? >> you can always tell by the way the surveys are going. you know, the person who hasn't made their mind up, if they're going to make their mind up on that data point, which is probably going to look better in the news or, you know, because we had problems with the weather,. neil: but the point i do want to pick up, at least in our fox news poll, i heard about this, but that one shows that among independents, mitt romney still has a very nice cushion. a seven-point cushion. here is for romney two weeks ago, he had a 12-point cushion. what you make of that? if independents are the ones you have to win over, as he peeked? >> i don't think he has necessarily peaked. i think he has the momentum. i think that the jobs number is weak on friday. i think he can build off that momentum a
this morning. the university of southern california has lifted a lockdown it put in place following a late-night shooting at a campus halloween party. the school department of public safety says shots were fired. following an argument between two men last night at usc's main campus in los angeles. one of the men was critically wounded. another three people were also shot. their injuries, not life threatening. two suspects are now in custody. >>> on the road again, president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama wit
as california, they have pledged to start getting equipment crews, etc., here into new jersey and new york and connecticut as quickly as possible. and one of the things that we have been able to do, just to give you a sense of how this is an all hands deck approach, we're able to get c-17's, c-130's, military transport planes potentially to move assets, personnel to speed up the process of getting power up and running as soon as possible. our first priority is water filtration plants and some other critical infrastructure in the state. for that we've got emergency generators. we've got a navy ship that has some helicopters that can help to move assets around the state as well. and so we are going to be working with governor christi's office to identify the critical infrastructure and how we can get what's needed as quickly as possible. a couple other things we are concerned about, one is as power starts coming back on, we want to make sure that people can also get to work. obviously there are a lot of folks in jersey who work in new york, in the city, and in other places where transportati
this closely. when i've spoken to people in texas, i've spoken to people in california, they're all focused on this story. seeing the president in the role of president does have an impact on some undecided voters, i think. i think that there was that leadership role which he managed to fulfill, and he fulfilled it well. >> it's just an awkward situation for the romney campaign. since sandy made landfall earlier this week, we mentioned fema. mitt romney has been facing questions about his plans for funding fema and disaster response. something he suggested turning back to the states during a debate last year. attempting to clarify the position, the romney campaign released a statement reading in part, quote, this. i believe that fema plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. as president, i will ensure fema has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission, while directing maximum resources to first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need because states and localities are in the best position to get aid to the individu
that are no intensely democrat like new york and california, and you have states that are intensely republican bike texas and alabama there should be a pretty substantial offset there. whatever the reality in that dozen or so 11 or 12 swing states, whatever the reality is the much wanted ground game, the argument that we heard from chicago over and over again, that they might lose on election day but they'll win the election because of early voting doesn't seem to be shaping up that way, that's why we are in the final days of this election in a dead head. megyn: karl rove talked about ohio and early voting and absentee ballots that were requested. he says back in 2008 barack obama his margin of victory -- start with me on the bottom of this graphic you're seeing. obama's margin of victory in 2008 it was 260,000 votes. i'm rounding. he says already in ohio we've seen a swing towards the republican that has wiped out almost all of obama's margin of victory in the early voting or the number of absentee ballots cast for requested. he says, look the democrats 531,000 votes have already been cast or abse
49 out of 50 states. in california, the air force began airlifting more than 60 utility vehicles to new york aboard huge cargo planes, and these workers from alabama pitching in near hard-hit atlantic city. >> they understand the value that comes from being able to serve others. >> reporter: at its peak, more than 8 million customers had no electricity. it's half that number now, and a million more get their power back each day, better than after hurricane irene. on long island we found this crew working 16-hour days, their own homes without electricity, repairing a downed line for powerless residents. >> i saw the trucks down the street. i said, i hope they're coming my way. >> reporter: the crew was, and moments later, lights came on for the first time since monday. >> oh, yeah. >> yay! >> we just got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: these workers you see here, they are replacing some utility poles that were blown over by the storm. it is slow work. it takes about two hours to remove and replace each one of them, which gives you some indication why it could be a w
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